|Aug. 14 11:16 AM PT12:16 PM MT1:16 PM CT2:16 PM ET14:16 ET18:16 GMT2:16 CST11:16 AM MST1:16 PM EST1:46 PM VEN22:16 UAE1:16 PM CT-Jake Arrieta will join the Chicago Cubs' rotation on Friday, with Carlos Villanueva shifting to the bullpen.
Analysis: Manager Dale Sveum made the announcement before Wednesday's game against Cincinnati. Villanueva has split time between the bullpen and rotation in his first season with Cubs, compiling a 2-8 record with a 4.26 ERA in 31 games.
|May 18 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 CST8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-When Matt Garza comes off the disabled list Tuesday, Villanueva will head to the bullpen. The Cubs announced the shuffle Saturday.
Analysis: Villanueva got off to a strong start for the Cubs but has struggled recently. Over his first four starts, Villanueva (1-3, 3.93 ERA) gave up five earned runs, but he has allowed 18 over his last four. He hasn't won since April 18. In his last start, he allowed 12 hits and seven earned against Colorado.
|May 15 9:45 AM PT10:45 AM MT11:45 AM CT12:45 PM ET12:45 ET16:45 GMT0:45 CST9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST12:15 PM VEN20:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-Villanueva was tagged for a season-high seven runs and a career-worst 12 hits over five innings Tuesday in a 9-4 loss to Colorado.
Analysis: Villanueva dropped to 0-3 with a 6.94 ERA over his last four outings. He remains a risky option for the time being.
|Apr. 24 1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 CST1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:35 PM VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 PM CT-Villanueva pitched 8 2/3 innings of two-run ball in Tuesday's 4-2, 10-inning win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: Vollanueva has a 1.53 ERA in four starts, but has just one win to show for it.
|Apr. 19 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 CST3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Villanueva had another strong start, allowing two runs over seven innings in a 6-2 win over Texas on Thursday.
Analysis: Villanueva has allowed just three runs over 21 innings in three starts.
|Apr. 13 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET16:38 ET20:38 GMT4:38 CST1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST4:08 PM VEN0:38 UAE (+1)3:38 PM CT-Villanueva fired 7 1/3 shutout innings in a 4-3 win over the Giants on Friday.
Analysis: Villanueva allowed three hits, but didn't get the decision. He's still 0-0 with an 0.86 ERA in two starts.